Hearing On North Texas Hockey Brawl Set For Tonight

By Emily Trube, 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) -The two North Texas high school hockey players involved in a fight on the ice last month will go before the Texas Amateur Hockey Association this evening.

The fight erupted during the final minutes of the Silver Division championship hockey game between Keller Hockey Varsity and Arlington Martin Warrior Varsity.

According to the referees, Arlington player Jeff SoRelle, left the penalty box and skated towards Keller player Travis Hall and then squared off against him at least twice.  Hall’s teammate, Braxton Mills, skated over and knocked SoRelle to the ice, causing him to break his jaw.

Texas Amateur Hockey Association High School Section President and Senior Director of Programs for the Dallas Stars Keith Andresen says SoRelle and Mills could be suspended from playing hockey for weeks or possibly years depending on what the board decides.  “The match penalties that were called were for ‘an attempt to injure’.  The referees felt that this was not just a fight,” says Andresen.

The video of this fight went viral on the Internet, and was seen worldwide.


One Comment

  1. darrell says:

    there should be criminan_ur_l assault charges filed against the one kid. end of story!

  2. Joe Bushey says:

    What can TAHA really do? The kids are seniors, have probably aged out of youth hockey (18 and under) and TAHA does not have any jurisdiction over junior, college club, or the NCAA. So, unless they have remaining youth hockey eligibility left or decide to play 10:30 men’s league, there’s not much TAHA can do.

    A national suspension can only come from the USA Hockey office in Colorado Springs. IIRC, the current by-laws only permit the nation office to become involved when there is an assault upon an official.

    It’s going to be interesting. If it goes the way I think it’s going to go, a lot of people are going to be upset. But the by-laws and rules must be followed

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